Axp Submission: Frankie Comics by Rachel Dukes

Frankie Comics © Rachel Dukes
Frankie Comics © Rachel Dukes

Born three months premature, Rachel has always been motivated and stubborn. At seven, she drew her first comic strips and proclaimed to her teacher that she would be a cartoonist when she grew up. Rachel has interned at Top Cow Entertainment and BOOM! Studios, was a recipient of the Women Webcomikers Grant NAN, has her Bachelors of Science in Media Arts and Animation, and a Masters of Fine Arts from The Center for Cartoon Studies. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she self-publishes comics and comic anthologies.

Her comic zine “Frankie Comics” was started for personal practice but grew to find a following on Tumblr and quickly became a part of her regular exercise in her work routine. Rachel’s zine is straightforward; stories about her cat for people to read and enjoy.

Rachel says that the simple format and production for “Frankie Comics” was chosen out of necessity: so that she could create the books herself at home. This proved only possible in theory: as her printer overheats easily and needs  breaks in-between printing. With the difficulties she faced doing it at home she’s had to start having her zine printed at copy shops where she can produce a much better finished quality, even if it limits the amount she can produce at a time due to the higher costs.

You can learn more about Rachel and her art by visiting her site:
www.mixtapecomics.com

And you can even buy a copy for yourself, not to mention many other things:
www.shop.mixtapecomics.com

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eternally residing in new york, the carbon based mistake currently takes the form of zines, photography, writing, blasphemy, design, art, and printing. thecarbonbasedmistake.com - publish and be damned

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